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Psychology
the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
What is the 4 main goals of psychology?
Description, Explanation, Prediction, and Control
objective introspection
The process of objectively examining and measuring own's own thoughts and mental activities.
structuralism
associated with Wilhelm Wundt and Edward Titchener; focus of study is the structure or basic elements of the mind
functionalism
A viewpoint that involves how people function in the real world.
Gestalt psychology
The study of sensation and perception, particularly on patterns and whole figures.
cognitive psychology
a field focusing not only on perception but also on learning, memory, thought processes, and problem solving.
psychoanalysis
the theory and therapy based on Freud's ideas.
psychotherapy
a process in which a trained psychological professional helps a person gain insights into and change his or her behavior